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Tips For Safe Cooking

So, you turn on the t.v. to one of the cooking channels to maybe get some ideas for dinner. You grab a notepad and pen to make yourself a few notes. Sounds pretty simple doesn't it?

Don't fool yourself my friend, those people have spent extensive time in kitchens just to make it look sooo easy. Even though they have passion it's still their JOB. They had to learn to cook also. I bet everyone of them at one time or the other said "how do I do that?"

Now, I'm not trying to put down what they do in any way. I think they are fabulous. If I had 1/1000 of their talent I would be a happy cook. But what I can do is borrow their tips and implement them into my cooking situation.

The first thing that came to mind when I was thinking about cooking tips was safety. Everyone of them does things a little different but you can usually see what measures of safety they take. I take direction from that.

A lot of people wouldn't think about that as a safety tip, but I do.

Taste as you cook is also another tip that should never be overlooked. If you forget that when you are busy making a nice spread and don't realize you put sugar instead of flour into your rue to make gravy, you're going to get some interesting looks from the mashed potato lovers.

Keeping your work area as neat as possible is also a wonderful tip, if for nothing else than making sure you don't get the onion peels into your souffle batter.

Using a hand guard on your mandolin. Now I know in those cooking competition shows you don't usually see them using it, but I bet they're more used to using one than you are(and probably have the scars to show for it).

Making sure that you have pot holders or oven proof mitts are also a good habit to get into even when you don't think the pan is "that hot." Hold the pot for a couple seconds longer than you thought you had to and you'll be plenty happy that you used those mitts.

If you like to use cooking spray, which I admit is a wonderful invention, common sense should tell you not to aim it towards an open flame i.e. the stove while something is cooking, but sometimes we don't think and then we're sorry. Personally, I always spray mine at the kitchen sink. There is my little safety habit.

Most of all you just need to pay attention to what you're doing. That's why those cooks are so good, they pay attention to what they have been doing for years and get to fascinate and entertain the rest of us.

Just so the rest of us can say "how do I do that?" and get into our own kitchens and hopefully create something wonderful.

So just always remember to be safe and as always "kiss the cook."


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